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IN History & Culture ON 12 Aug, 2016
If there is one thing everyone is good at, that is masturbation. Yes, you read that right. It's like masturbation is a natural art and after years of experience, you might be thinking you are a pro at it and know everything about it. But let me tell you one thing.
You still have no idea about what it was like to masturbate in the early ages. Don't worry, I will take you through the journey.
In 1716, masturbation was quoted as self-pollution or a Heinous Sin. As per a Dutch scholar, people who used to involve themselves in the act of masturbation were likely to suffer from stomach and lung issues, spewing, loss of motion and eye issues.
The Victorians believed that it caused an illness called spermatorrhea, confirms by nervousness and nighttime overflow. The cause? You know it very well.
There were belts that used to keep women away from getting involved in any kind of sexual contact while their men were at war. Indeed they were not healthy and turned out to be injurious for women, a lot of them turned out to be dead because of sepsis.
In Taoism, "Single Cultivation" occurs when a man masturbates and instead of ejaculating, his maleness is converted to energy and that energy goes down the spine, gets absorbed and turned into spiritual power.
At that time ejaculation was seen as something that could weaken a man.
It is known that masturbation stands for "defilement," "dishonor," and ofcourse the "hand."
The left hand was called as the "sinister hand," but intellectuals used to call it as "The Mistress of Venus."
In order to treat patients for Hysteria, which means uncontrolled excitement, the doctors used to give their patients a good clitoral massage. This technique is now called as an orgasm.
A spermatic truss was an instrument which used to choke blood stream which made erection inconceivable.
For some time the western culture was seen as sexless. It was made sure that the pockets of men's jeans are stitched away from their public parts. They weren't even allowed to fold their legs.
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